April 19, 2010, 10:54 am
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Well the past couple of weekends have been the official start of the yard sale season around these parts. The wife and I have been hitting them pretty hard on a weekly basis. So far I have found some great treasures this year, here a few of my finds.

Vintage Coleman cooler with bottle opener on handle… will look better filled with beers.

An old Stanley thermos.

And a vintage L.L. Bean canvas duffle. The woman who I bought this from told me her and her husband would use this duffle on car trips with their family. Whatever they forgot to pack before heading out they would throw into this bag and then toss in the back of the car. I will use it just the same.

Snowshoes According to Leon L Bean
January 13, 2010, 8:30 am
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I felt is was time for another installment of the world according to Leon L. Bean, and seeing that it is sill very much winter out there, I thought some of you might need a good set of snowshoes if you don’t already have them. As in the past all the illustrations come from the L.L. Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

For clarification, “There are three basic snowshoes. The similar Maine and Michigan patterns; the Pickerel, also known as the Arctic or Alaska; and the Bear Paw. All others are variations.